12 5 / 2013
It’s that time again! Here’s my new blog for my trip this summer to the British Isles! Check it out if you’d like. :)
20 6 / 2012
Okay, so I know that there is absolutely no good reason why I am posting this so late. I went into a mini coma for three days after finally arriving home on May 29th, but since then I’ve just been lazy. And yeah, so maybe I’ve been putting this off for this long because I don’t want to admit that it’s over, that I’m back home, that everyone here can understand what I’m saying, and that everything is too damn expensive. I’ve even been reluctant to share my photos with family. Every time I pull them up a wave of sadness just washes over me. Believe me, I am completely aware just how melodramatic that sounds, but it’s true. Oh well, c’est la vie.
This trip has changed me in more ways than I can count. The biggest of all is an acceptance of me. For whatever reason, I have returned home more comfortable in my skin than when I left. It’s not that I was this huge self-loather to begin with, but some days were just better than others if you catch my drift. But now, I don’t know, I’m just so much more confident in my abilities, my appearance, my decisions, and it feels amazing. I’m more than fine with simply being me, I’m content. For once in my life I am at ease.
I have met many characters along this journey, each one an impact on my life in their own precious way. And I’ve learned many lessons, like check the toilet for snakes before you sit down, make peace with bugs that respect your space, menthol inhalers are addictive in their own right, and if a car is in your way just move it. Most importantly, all time should be Thai time – we’ll get where we’re going when we get there. :)
31 5 / 2012
It is so rare in this world to meet a trustworthy person who truly wants to help you, and finding such a person can make you feel warm and safe, even if you are in the middle of a windy valley high up in the mountains.
(The beautiful thing is, I found many of these during my stay in Thailand. Never did I feel far from home, and never did I feel alone or abandoned.)"